About Lightsource bp
Lightsource bp (LSbp)is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50 : 50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.
With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.
We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape.
By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.
What You’ll do (the role)
Construction Phase (starting at Financial Close and until commercial operation date)
As the person accountable for the project during construction phase, ensure all projects are built safely and in accordance with LSbp and Brazil’s HSE requirements
As the person accountable for the project during construction phase, ensure projects are all delivered on-time, on budget and on-quality (especially but not limited to the right level of Performance Ratio;
Be the technical responsible towards the national auditing bodies (CREA-CONFEA) during construction phase;
Manage all construction aspects of solar PV projects from financial close through to commissioning and completion;
Work with the EPC team at global level to improve procedures and specifications;
Setting up and delivery of good practice PM systems and controls;
Ensure all projects comply with the requirements of the applicable permits and contracts;
Ensure the detailed design of the PV plant, together with the internal and external engineering, is adherent to the state-of-the-art engineering practices including Brazilian particularities;
Lead the claim management strategy during construction, in close coordination with the legal and the EPC teams;
Lead the finance-accounting-tax controls during construction, in close coordination with the finance team;
Lead the management of the project finance contracts after financial close, in close coordination with finance and structured finance teams, ensuring all the needed documents for on-time debt drawdowns and no contractual breach;
Lead the regulatory processes during construction, in close coordination with regulatory and grid connection teams, so as to ensure smooth relation with ANEEL (Regulatory Agency), CCEE (Commercialization Chamber), ONS (Grid Operation), CHESF (Grid Owner);
Lead the stakeholder’s management and environmental programs, in close coordination with the environmental team;
Pre-Construction Phase (before Financial close where the person Accountable is the Head of Development)
Develop and foster strong working relationships with the Brazilian team and at global level to support business development;
Be the main support to the Head of Development for the definition of optimal EPC / ICP contracts satisfactory to the lenders and to the shareholder.
As a consequence, work with the EPC team to select the optimum EPC and ICP contractor from RFP to contractual negotiations and final selection;
Support Commercial Engineering team to define scope and select Technical Advisors (Owner’s Engineer and Lender’s Technical Advisor);
Post-Construction Phase (after Commercial Operation Date, where the person accountable is the Head of Asset Management)
Managing project handover from construction to operations and Asset Management ensuring early involvement;
Be the main support to the Head of Asset Management for the monitoring of the EPC / ICP contractor duties and responsibilities until the EPC / ICP final acceptance certificate (2 year after Provisional Acceptance Certificate issue date);
Who we’re looking for
Knowledge / Experience
Previous experience of managing a team of people is essential;
Previous experience in the Renewable Energy sector & project management is essential;
Experience of managing construction of large-scale PV Solar projects bigger than 50MW is essential;
Experience working for projects built by EPC Contractors who have built PV Solar projects across the globe will be preferred;
Why you’ll make a great member of the team
Personal / Work Skills
Successful track record in managing project on high HSE and Quality standards
Successful track record in project delivery and managing various stakeholders.
Strong contract management skills.
Strong relationship with EPC’s and ICP’s.
Knowledge of fundamental project management systems and procedures in the construction industry Full driving license
Education and Qualifications
Construction related formal qualification, ideally in an engineering related discipline
Why you’ll want to work for us
Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.
We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.
Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.
Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.
Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development.
Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our net-zero by 2025 campaign.